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Penta Place

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Tessellating Triangles

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?

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Two by One

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

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Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Roger Penrose, a very famous mathematician, spent a lot of time looking at tessellating patterns.
You will know that tessellations have a repeating pattern, but Penrose tried to find a tessellation without any repeating part at all. After many years he was successful, using just a kite shape and a dart shape.

Our game this month challenges you to make his tessellation yourself. Have a go!

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